I don’t even know how to describe Jess and Matt without sounding totally obsessed, but guys, they are cute as pie. I’m in love with their love story. She’s the girl next door and works at a hospital making sure sick little kids are in good spirits, and as Matt will tell you, that made him a little intimidated to go on a blind date with Jess. Dressed to impress and careful not to say the wrong thing (*cough*…or bad words), he was ready to finally meet her. Lucky for him, Jess was equally nervous, but pleasantly surprised at how well they hit it off. To the cousin/coworker who set these two up, YOU. ARE. AWESOME. I think you deserve a dinner or at least a cup of coffee for your amazing matchmaking skills. 🙂
When Jess, Matt and I chatted about their engagement session, I told them that we didn’t have to do anything cookie cutter. We needed to find something that fit their personality, something they liked to do together. So, he chimed right in that they loved to go fishing, and she gave him this look of I-can-be-convinced-as-long-as-my-outfit-is-cute. So, I’m going to let you all in on a secret on how to get your man to enjoy taking photographs: Take them fishing. Yup. I said it. This couldn’t have been a better way to start off their engagement session at Greenwell State Park in Southern Maryland. See for yourself.
This fishing poles weren’t all for show. They really did go fishing and he even caught one within minutes!
We got so caught up in just hanging out and fishing that we found ourselves shooting way into dusk. The sun may have set, but Matt and Jess have such an ease in front of the camera and amazing chemistry that I could have photographed them for hours. Lucky for me, I’ll get to see them again at their Robin Hill Farm wedding next year.
Love Jess’ look? Hair and makeup services were provided by the talented Kristen C. Artistry.
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